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  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk when he struck out Tony Lazzeri in Game 7 of the 1926 World Series?

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: Grover Cleveland Alexander was drunk and/or asleep in the bullpen when he was called out to face Tony Lazzeri in the 7th inning of Game 7 of the 1926 World Series. STATUS: I'm Going With False. Modern baseball...
  • Tony Kubek named 2009 Ford Frick Award winner

     
    Belated but hearty congratulations to Tony Kubek for being announced the other day as the Baseball Hall of Fame's 2009 Ford C. Frick Award winner, presented annually for "major contributions to baseball broadcasting." Kubek, who had a long career as...

    Branch Rickey discusses a new baseball league

     
    Looking forward to reading Michael Shapiro's new book, "Bottom of the Ninth," about the pivotal period between the departures from New York of the Dodgers and Giants and the arrival of the Mets, including the attempt to launch a...

    Baseball Commissioner Visits Dodger Bullpen

     
    April 18, 1960: And now warming up in the Dodger bullpen—the commissioner of baseball? Ford Frick presented the Dodgers with their championship rings. When he realized he had one ring left and no one to give it to, Frick headed to the bullpen to honor...

    Gene Autry a Contender in American League Expansion Team

     
    Nov. 19, 1960: Hank Greenberg, former baseball star who was part owner of the Chicago White Sox, was out as the potential bidder for the American League baseball team hoping to start play in Los Angeles in 1961. So who...